This afternoon Emily and I swung into day one of The Golf Show by American Golf at Event City in Manchester. We're glad we did as there were plenty of putting opportunities. And Golf Darts!
|Minigolfing Adventurers at our 729th course!|
First up was a round on the TomTom Sports Adventure Putting course. The 6-hole layout became the 729th course we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. It's the 702nd we've been to in the UK and the 429th we've played since our minigolfing travels began in 2006.
|Emily playing hole 1 en route to victory on the Adventure Putting layout|
In our minigolf match-up Emily picked up the win 13-14 and landed a spot in tied second place on the leaderboard.
Next we had a go on teeofftimes.co.uk's incredibly lengthy Long Putt Challenge.
|Emily putting on the loooooooooooong putt challenge hole|
While neither of us managed to ace it, we did get close.
|The elevated green on the Long Putt Challenge hole|
We then noticed the giant inflatable Dartboard at the end of the hall. It looked brilliant.
|I need a bigger back garden so I can get one of these dartboards!|
The team at Golphin had set-up the Golf Darts game to promote their training programme for youngsters and I must say it was a great way to get non-golfers into giving the game a go. A fine crossover sport.
In our match-up I overturned the minigolf defeat to Emily by scoring 53 with my five chips/throws to her 0!
|Emily on her way to five 'throws' out of the board!|
We then had to go back to the Adventure Putting for another round. This time I picked up the win 13-14.
Finally I stepped up to have a go on the Pressure Putt Challenge in the Skills Zone.
|The Pressure Putt Challenge was tough|
The tricky charity putting challenge saw me attempted to sink a succession of putts from two-foot intervals. It's a lot more difficult than you think. Especially when you're against the clock.
If you miss any of your putts you have to return to the first two-footer and work your way back. I finished on the 8 foot mark, which wasn't too bad. Good fun for the £2 charity donation to the On Course Foundation.
Check out our videos from the event on YouTube.
The Golf Show at Event City is on until Sunday and tickets are free. Book your place online via the American Golf website.
Three weeks ago today we were in Wrexham for another one of American Golf's free events - the Adventure Golf Pairs Championship. Peter Jones and I won the regional qualifier at Clays Golf Centre and will be playing in the Grand Final at The Belfry in September.
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